Assistant Professor, International Health
Boston University, MPH
University of New Hampshire, PhD
Ohio University, MA
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Jennifer Beard, PhD, MA, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Global Health and Development and the Department of International Health at the Boston University School of Public Health where she directs the writing program and teaches courses in professional and scientific writing and qualitative research. Her research interests include the health and well-being of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and highly vulnerable adults such as sex workers, drug users, and other key populations at risk for HIV. She is also a founding member of the BU Program on Crisis Response and Reporting, which analyzes the similarities and tensions between global health research and journalism. Her other work includes human resource capacity strengthening and program evaluation. She has co-authored academic articles in peer reviewed journals, on a wide variety of topics including the health and wellbeing of OVC , the impact of OVC programming, the vulnerabilities faced by children of sex workers and drug users, and more. Dr. Beard is the principal investigator for a multi-study operations research project looking at the HIV prevention and other needs of key populations in Ghana. She has also worked in India, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Ukraine, and Zambia. Though her research is now focused on global health, she remains a devoted reader of Victorian novels and is convinced that her current research interests have their roots in her passion for Charles Dickens and the Brontë sisters.
- Analysis of the Committed Communities Development Trust’s Residential Care for Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (including the Children of Sex Workers)
- Boston University Program on Crisis Response and Reporting
- Children of Sex Workers and Drug Users
- Filling the Knowledge Gap on How to Better Serve Children Orphaned by HIV/AIDS
- Maternal and Child Health Sustainable Technical Assistance and Research Initiative (MCH-STAR)
- Operations Research Among Key Populations in Ghana
- Pamoja Together
- The Pfizer Global Health Fellows Evaluation: A Private Sector Partnership
Strengthening capacity for AIDS vaccine research: analysis of the Pfizer Global Health Fellows Program and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
BMC Health Services Research. 2013 Oct; 13(378):1-12.
Washington, DC: USAID Project SEARCH; 2013 Sep.
Exploring the beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors of MSM engaged in substance use and transactional sex in Ghana
Washington, DC: USAID Project SEARCH; 2013 Mar.
“Using what you have to get what you want”: Vulnerability to HIV and Prevention Needs of Female Post‐Secondary Students Engaged in Transactional Sex in Kumasi, Ghana
Washington, DC: USAID Project SEARCH; 2013 Jan.
Washington, DC: USAID Project SEARCH; 2012 Nov.
“It’s All About Making a Life”: Young Female Sex Workers Vulnerability to HIV and Prevention Needs in Kumasi, Ghana
Washington, DC: USAID Project SEARCH; 2012 Aug.
PEPFAR’s Support For Orphans And Vulnerable Children: Some Beneficial Effects, But Too Little Data, And Programs Spread Thin
Health Affairs. 2012 Jul; 31(7):1508-1518.
“It’s All About Making a Life”: Young Female Sex Workers Vulnerability to HIV and Prevention Needs in Kumasi, Ghana A Qualitative Study
Washington, DC: USAID; 2012 Jul.
Committed Communities Development Trust: Integrating Home-Based and Residential Care and Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Washington, DC: USAID; 2012 Mar.
Early impacts of orphaning: Health, nutrition, and food insecurity in a cohort of school-going adolescents in South Africa
Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies. 2012 Mar; 7(1):75-87.
New Delhi, India: USAID; 2012 Jan.
Documentation of Three Programs Providing Family-centered Support to Most‐At‐Risk Populations (MARP) and Their Children: Ukraine, Viet Nam, Zambia
Washington, DC: USAID; 2011 Sep.
Disasters. 2010 Aug;.
Children of Female Sex Workers and Drug Users: A Review of Vulnerability, Resilience and Family-Centred Models of Care
J Int AIDS Soc. 2010 Jun; 13 Suppl 2:S6.
Predictors of Women’s Attitudes Toward World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Policies in Urban China
J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010 May; 19(5):903-9.
Indian Pediatr. 2010 Feb; 47(1):19-24.
Economic and Quality of Life Outcomes of Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries: a Systematic Literature Review
AIDS Care. 2009 Dec; 21(11):1343-56.
HIV/AIDS Related Sexual Risk Behaviors In Rural-To-Urban Migrants In China: A Study in Adult Men of Different Ages.
Social Behavior and Personality Journal. 2009 Mar; 37(3):419-32.
Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmaceutical Care. Rickles N.. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett; 2009.
Evaluation of Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-Funded Community Outreach HIV Prevention Programs in Vietnam: Short Report
Hanoi, Vietnam: PEPFAR; 2009.
Evaluation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-funded Community Outreach HIV Prevention Programs in Vietnam: Report on Findings
Evaluation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-funded Community Outreach HIV Prevention Programs in Vietnam. Hanoi: USAID; 2009.
Evaluation of Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-Funded Community Outreach HIV Prevention Programs in Vietnam: Report on Findings, 2008
Community Outreach HIV Prevention Programs in Vietnam. Hanoi: PEPFAR Vietnam; 2009.
Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies: An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care. 2008 Aug; 3(2):102 - 111.
New Britain, CT.: Connecticut Health Foundation; 2008.
Evaluation of Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-Funded Community Outreach HIV Prevention Programs in Vietnam: Final Report
Boston, MA: BUSPH, Center for International Health and Development; 2008.
New Haven, CT.: Yale University Press.; 2005.
Amajuba Child Health and Well-being Research Project. Boston, MA: Boston University Center for International Health and Development; 2005.